High School Assistant Principal Named Assistant Principal of the Year! PDF Print E-mail

Fox Chapel Area High School Assistant Principal John McGee has been named Assistant Principal of the Year by the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary & Secondary School Principals (PAESSP).  Each year the PAESSP selects one assistant principal in the state who has demonstrated meritorious service to their secondary level school and community to be the recipient of the Robert E. Lavely Award and, in turn, be honored as Pennsylvania's Assistant Principal of the Year on the national level.

According to a letter to McGee from Margaret S. Foster, the PAESSP President, "The tributes paid to you by the individuals who endorsed your candidacy left no doubt that we would be recommending one of our outstanding assistant principals to be recognized in Pennsylvania and at the national level."

Fox Chapel Area High School Senior/Lead Principal Michael Hower, who nominated McGee, says he is proud to work with him and that he is very deserving of this prestigious recognition.

"Mr. McGee is dedicated to helping students in every aspect of his profession," Hower states.  "He has a passion for education, and is determined to make a difference.  He works collaboratively with staff, students, and parents to develop the best possible environment for students to be successful."

McGee will now serve as Pennsylvania's 2011 representative to the Virco, Inc./NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) Assistant Principal of the Year program and will be honored at the NASSP's annual State Assistant Principal's of the Year Forum and Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 2011.  He will also be honored as part of the 2011 State Principals Conference at the Penn Stater Conference Center & Hotel in State College, Pennsylvania, in October 2011.

The State and National Assistant Principal of the Year programs recognize outstanding middle level and high school assistant principals who have demonstrated personal excellence, as well as success in collaborative leadership, curriculum, and personalization.

McGee, a resident of Shaler, has been working for the Fox Chapel Area School District since July 2007.
Last Updated ( Friday, December 17, 2010 )